Microsoft creates 95 jobs in Dublin

25 Nov 2013

Technology giant Microsoft is creating 95 jobs at its Dublin-based operations in sales, operations and software development on the back of an expansion.

More specifically, the company is recruiting for 30 software development jobs, and is seeking graduates to fill 35 new roles. A further 30 people are already being recruited for jobs in sales and for Microsoft’s EMEA operations centre.

Microsoft’s Application Media and Publishing (AMP) Group is recruiting developers who develop and test software, as well as program managers, who will be involved in building an online sports experience. The people who come on stream in these jobs will focus on creating and building a scalable infrastructure, and relevant personalised experiences for consumers to enjoy across every device, on the web or via an app.  

The new roles in the Microsoft Office Division include development, test and program management positions. This team is responsible for developing mission-critical features across the Microsoft Office software and service portfolio. The team also develops the technology behind the cloud-based Office 365 subscription model for consumers, which has already had millions of users. The team is also responsible for developing the integrated Office app store.

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland is supporting the expansion. Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, said Microsoft has been instrumental in attracting other multinational companies to Ireland.

Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland, said this investment builds on the strong development work Microsoft’s team has carried out at the European Development Centre in Dublin over the past few years and deepens the company’s development footprint in Ireland.  

Microsoft employs 1,900 full-time and contract employees in Ireland.

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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